These fantastic new, specially-designed 24 carat gold Armillary coins (A’coins) are unique, fresh and modern in design. The multifunctional character of each of the four A’coins maintains the purpose of a CombiBarTM but includes a level of possible functions previously not obtained by any coin.
Superb professional craftsmanship and the use of the latest technology has enabled Valcambi to create these new avant-garde A’coins. The round, 999.9 one-ounce piece of fine gold, an investment product with a hole in the middle, is in fact four ¼-ounce 999.9 legal tender gold coins issued by the Cook Islands. They are attached to each other in concentric circles, and can be twisted into a piece of art resembling an armillary sphere, or separated into four single ¼-ounce gold coins. The entire piece, as well as each individual coin, can be worn as a piece of jewellery.
History of Armillary
The Greek astronomer Hipparchus (ca. 190 – ca. 120 BCE) credited Eratosthenes (276 – 194 BCE) as the inventor of the armillary sphere. An armillary sphere is a model of the celestial globe constructed from rings and hoops representing the equator and other meridians, and able to revolve on its axis. The name of this device derives from the Latin armilla (circle, bracelet).
Valcambi is a Swiss-based precious metals refiner that was established in 1961 and is world renowned as one of the largest producers and suppliers of cast and minted bullion bars. Valcambi’s bullion bars are hailed throughout the world for their outstanding quality and are a hallmark of Swiss craftsmanship, making them sought after by precious metal connoisseurs. The company manufactures its products in Balerna, Switzerland, where it operates one of the world’s largest precious metal facilities capable of refining an impressive 2,000 metric tonnes of precious metals per year. To put this number into perspective, the annual gold mine supply in 2013 reached 3,000 tonnes. The total value annually processed in this plant is impressive to say the least, and the fact that Newmont Mining, one of the world’s biggest gold mining companies, holds a majority stake in the company is an indication of Valcambi’s importance as one of the world’s topmost precious metal foundries. Accredited by all major precious metal exchanges, Switzerland’s central bank and the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), Valcambi’s gold and silver bullion bars are recognised worldwide, with clients ranging from retail investors to some of the largest international financial institutions, governments and central banks.
Valcambi a member of the London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA, or London Bullion Market Association, was established as an independent oversight body by Britain’s Central Bank in 1987. The roots of the LBMA can be traced back several centuries to the 1700s when London started to emerge as the world’s leading trading hub for precious metals. Referred to as the “London Gold Market”, it was self-regulated by the London’s foremost bullion traders and fabricators who oversaw the market by accrediting precious metal refiners to the London Good Delivery List. Only those refiners that met the quality and purity criteria set down by the “LGD” list were allowed to enter the London bullion market. Today, more than 135 companies, which include some of the largest precious metal refiners, storage providers, manufacturers and bullion traders, are members of the London Bullion Market Association. They all form part of the LBMA, the world’s most respected and trusted international authority that monitors the production and refining process of gold and silver bullion. LBMA’s primary role is to manage the Good Delivery List which is today the international standard for the quality and assaying of gold and silver bars.
The obverse side of the coin features designs and engravings that run along the rings of each of the four coins. Each of the rings on the obverse side features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, as well as engravings that include Her Majesty’s name, the face value of the coin, the year of minting, the nation of issue, and the individual coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
On the reverse side of the coin is a simple engraving of the name “Valcambi” across the dividing lines of the coin, with a vacant hole in the exact center of the coin.
The Armillary coin is packaged in a transparent plastic case along with a certificate of authenticity with the corresponding weight and gold fineness of each individual ring of the coin and the signature of the assayer.
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